Thursday, May 12, 2011

So if Two Proved Lucky, Will a Third Be a Charm?

Several months ago, a resident of Florida's Panhandle won $3,000,000.00 when that amount was displayed along with his winning number on his $20 Monopoly scratch-off ticket.

Jody Massengale, 39, of Panama City appears to be a lucky man. Yet, he continued to play the lottery after his $3 million win.

And, he was lucky a second time!

His second win, playing Florida's Billion Dollar Blockbuster game, won him an additional $10,000,000.00. The ticket cost him $20.00.

Massengale was quoted as saying it was "awesome" to have won twice. He opted for a one-time, lump-sum payment for his $10 million win, netting approximately $6.5 million before taxes.

Personally, I don't think I'd feel a need or desire to continue playing the lottery if I'd won the original $3 million.

How many jackpots would you need to win before being convinced that you're lucky? If you won $3-million, would you continue buying scratch-offs?

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